Degrees and Certifications:
BA Art AS Small Business Management BA Accounting BS Psychology MA Counseling k-12 Pupil Personnel Services Certificate National Certified Counselor Licensed Professional Counselor
It is my pleasure to continue in the Pepper Ridge community as your school counselor! I have a varied educational and professional background that includes art, business, education, and counseling. My husband and I have been married over 30 years. We have two adult children who continue to both surprise and delight us with their views of the world.
Teaching in a rural k-8 gifted and enrichment program highlighted my deep belief in education and my passion for assisting students academically, emotionally, and socially. My role as your school counselor is to attend to the social-emotional needs of students so that they may remain in the classroom learning environment with minimal distractions. Some of the ways I accomplish this are through small group opportunities, conducting classroom lessons, and collaborating with parents and teachers. And of course, students are always welcome to chat with me privately.
Aditionally, I am here as a resource to parents and guardians. If you have any concerns regarding your child please do not hesitate to contact me. There are a number of wonderful resources available to assist students and families who may be experiencing difficulty and I would be glad to connect you.
I look forward to getting to know your student(s)!